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This Day In History (04. 27. 2018)

  • 1509 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice.
  • 1662 Netherlands & France sign military covenant.
  • 1694 Frederik August I “the Strong” becomes monarch of Saksen.
  • 1810 Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
  • 1838 Fire destroys half of Charleston.
  • 1861 US President Abraham Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War).
  • 1867 Opera “Romeo et Juliette” is produced in Paris.
  • 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends.
  • 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London.
  • 1915 Counterattack launched by Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk against allied troops.
  • 1935 Brussels World Exposition opens.
  • 1940 Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
  • 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London.
  • 1943 Witold Pilecki escapes from Auschwitz after having voluntarily been imprisoned there to gain information about the Holocaust.
  • 1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.
  • 1959 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1960 South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns.
  • 1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays.
  • 1963 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow.
  • 1964 John Lennon’s “In His Own Write” is published in US.
  • 1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth.
  • 1979 George Harrison releases “Love Comes to Everyone”.
  • 1981 Paul McCartney’s solo rock band Wings disbands.
  • 1982 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins.
  • 1986 Soviet authorities order the evacuation of the city of Pripyat (pop. 50,000) 1 day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
  • 1994 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California.
  • 2005 The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
  • 2014 Ariana Grande’s first single from her second debut album, “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea, is released.

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